"Made in the U.S.A." Continues to Create Jobs and Tax Revenue

“Made in the U.S.A.” Continues to Create Jobs and Tax Revenue

On December 4, U.S. President Barack Obama signed the Export-Import Bank Reform and Reauthorization Act of 2015. After a five-month lapse, the Ex-Im Bank, a national bank to finance loans for exports, is now able to continue to ensure access to competitive export financing for U.S. manufacturers. Elena Mendez, Regional Director of the Ex-Im BANK, attended The Beacon Council’s International Advisory Committee meeting on Dec. 11. Mendez stressed the importance of exports to the U.S. economy and how they create jobs and tax revenue.

The Committee also discussed recent Economic Development Missions and Trade Shows at which The Beacon Council Board Members and staff marketed Miami-Dade’s assets to influential decision makers in various target industries and geographic locations. Events included the SEUS-JAPAN 38th Annual Joint Meeting (Birmingham, AL); CoreNet Conference (Los Angeles, CA); Medica 2015 (Dusseldorf, Germany) and Miami Art Week / Art Basel. This was the first meeting of Fiscal Year 2015-2016 and it was presided by the Committee’s new Chair Andrew J. Markus with Carlton Fields Jorden Burt Law Firm.

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Miami Area Ranks No. 6 in Nation for Small Business Activity

The Miami-Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area ranked number six in the nation for small business activity in a new report released Thursday by the Kauffman Foundation.

Read  the Miami Herald article.


MIA Beats Annual Passenger Record

Miami International Airport yesterday eclipsed its 2014 total of 40.9 million passengers, and with 3.2 million more passengers than at the same point last year, the airport now has its sights set on a new record-breaking milestone: 44 million annual passengers.

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Business Leaders Participate in Baptist Miami Beach Groundbreaking

The Beacon Council and other business leaders participated in the groundbreaking of a new Baptist South Florida center in Miami Beach on Dec. 11. The new center at 709 Alton Road will include a 122,000-square-foot building with medical offices, diagnostics, ambulatory surgery, physical therapy, urgent care and a community center for wellness classes. It is slated to provide more than 100 jobs. The non-profit health system is expanding its outpatient facilities throughout South Florida.


GIS Website Features Available Properties

The Beacon Council and Miami-Dade County website www.miamidadesites.com features available vacant industrial and commercial properties. It is based on user-defined criteria for Miami-Dade County utilizing geographically based demographic and business information.
It also enables commercial real estate brokers to register and highlight available parcels. Listings are provided at no cost and reach a targeted audience including Site Selectors/Consultants, Real Estate Developers, and businesses pursuing new opportunities in Miami-Dade County. Listings are featured regularly in this newsletter. For more information, contact Jennifer R. Hernandez, Director of Economic Development at The Beacon Council.


Featured listing of the week:

3363 NE 163RD STREET # 601

  • Address: 3363 NE 163RD STREET # 601
  • City: North Miami Beach
  • County: Miami-Dade County
  • Zip Code: 33160
  • Type: Office, Other
  • Min Size: 0 sqft
  • Max Size: 1,476 sqft


Publication Date: 
Monday, December 14, 2015
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December 14-20, 2015 NEWSLETTER
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Did you know?

500 Startups, a leading global venture capital seed fund and startup accelerator, is making its way into Miami to help grow businesses that reach Latin American audiences.

It is known for its high-volume investing approach. It’s invested in over 1,500 startups, typically putting in $50,000 to $100,000 and doubling down with some of those in future rounds. 

Read the Miami Herald article.

Save the Date
Access Breakfast
Friday, Jan. 22
@The Beacon Council

Bank of America and The Beacon Council invite you to a panel discussion on: 

“Building the Talent that Fuels Our Innovation
Save the Date
Key Ceremony
Wednesday, March 9th  @ Conrad Hotel Miami
Join Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, County Commissioners, local elected officials and The Beacon Council as we honor companies that have located or expanded in Miami-Dade over the last year as well as those from past years.
1395 Brickell Ave. Third Floor
6:00 p.m. 
RSVP here
Free Small Business Workshop Series Launches in January

Miami Dade College, School of Business. in partnership with Citi Foundation is offering Free seminars and workshops for small business owners.


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Our Mission:
As Miami-Dade County’s official economic development partnership, The Beacon Council is charged with bringing new, job-generating investments to the community, while assisting existing businesses in their efforts to expand. By doing this, The Beacon Council facilitates the creation of quality jobs for each and every resident of Miami-Dade County. The Beacon Council is an accredited economic development organization. 
Will you join us? Call Member-Investors at (305) 579-1326(305) 579-1326


Source: Old Beacon Site